The Polarimetric Capacities of the Simbol-X Mission

Abstract : The Simbol-X project is a new generation high energy telescope operating in the 0.5 to 80 keV energy range which will take advantage of the emerging spacecraft formation flying technology. Simbol-X will study the most high-energy phenomena in the universe with an excellent image definition and sensitivity along with a very good spectral resolution. The focal assembly of the Simbol-X telescope is formed by two superimposed spectral imaging systems, so the Compton mode can be used for polarimetric studies. After a brief description of the mission, we present our first results in this mode based on numerical simulations. We conclude that Compton polarimetric studies in the hard X-rays range with Simbol-X prove to be a reasonable complementary scientific topic of the mission.


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C. Gouiffes, P. Laurent, P. Ferrando. The Polarimetric Capacities of the Simbol-X Mission. Polarimetry days in Rome: Crab status, theory and prospects, Oct 2008, Rome, Italy. Pos(CRAB2008)030, pp.30. <in2p3-00740659>

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